India Celebrated World Theatre Day

“I think most interesting for me was the active way of playing. You can get something about the story by seeing the actors” faces without knowing the language. What was interesting was the reaction of public. What I really got is people in Shimla like to laugh,” said Silke, a German tourist.

ICC President Condemns ‘Unprecedented’ U.S. Attack on International Court

As for your question about reforming the Rome Statute, that is a question for the Assembly of States Parties to the Rome Statute and its 123 members. Only they can amend the Statute; the Court has no role and no say in that—except to make suggestions. I should recall, perhaps, that the Rome Statute, like […]

RADA students demand George Bernard Shaw’s name be dropped from drama school’s theatre because of playwright’s support for eugenics and fascism

In their submission to RADA on June 29, the students said: ‘What black people experience with an education that is filtered through imperialism, colonialism, white supremacy and a westernised history, is not solved by shoehorning in black texts, or making Hamlet black. 

The Reviving Theatre Tradition In Manipur

Even though the state doesn’t have much privilege in theatres, the State Kala Academy is eager to conduct theatre festivals to promote their rich tradition. Such festivals always provide a common platform for all the playwrights, directors, actors, and designers of Manipur to meet, exchange ideas, views and interact with each other.

Wait for date to fully reopen theatres spells disaster for panto season

Kenny Wax, the producer of the hit musical Six, told the Guardian that most productions would now be pushing their reopening dates back into spring 2021 because it would take between three to six months to re-employ staff, go back into rehearsals and market a show. “There will be a handful of small- to mid-scale […]

How the Toronto International Film Festival is adapting to the new normal, via drive-in screenings and open air theatres

Along with Cannes and Venice, TIFF is considered among the three premier film festivals in the world, and it has usually featured the largest selection, close to 400 films. However, 2020 will witness a pared down slate, with 61 features, 36 shorts and another 30 films that will be restricted to the industry to keep […]

Show must go on: Toronto to organise international film festival amid ongoing pandemic

This 45th edition, though, is a grim reminder of the current state of a shaken industry, with its paucity of blockbusters, shift to virtual viewing and general diminution. TIFF, which runs through Sept. 19, is showing about 60 features this year compared with 245 last year. Organizers had to make tough decisions about how — […]

Delhi Airport’s Air Suvidha portal receives 45288 applications requesting exemption from institutional quarantine

Passengers considered for exemption have to fall under one of the five exempted categories – Pregnant women; Suffered a death in the family; Suffering from serious illness (Description to be provided); Parents accompanied by children below 10 years, and Covid-19 negative in recent RT-PCR test (96 hours prior to undertaking the journey as per govt. […]

Delhi Airport starts operating on-arrival COVID-19 testing facility for international passengers

Passengers who opt for the test will have to wait in a specified lounge in the airport or a designated hotel in the city till their results come, the Ministry noted. If found negative, they will be exempted from mandatory institutional quarantine and can take the connecting flight.

Delhi’s IGI airport starts Covid testing facility for passengers arriving at international terminal

Currently, all international passengers arriving in Delhi need to be institutionally quarantined. Those with a connecting Vande Bharat flight are allowed to quarantine themselves at their destination. Those carrying an RT-PCR negative report are allowed to journey onward and can seek exemption from institutional quarantine too. For this exemption, the RT-PCR test has to be […]